B.A. in Business and Political Science to MA in Ministry, Academic Plans

B.A. in Business and Political Science to M.A. in Ministry 2019-2020: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
POS 100 or 202U American Politics and Government or Introduction to International Relations3Contemporary Western Life & Thought (L) course 3ECO 201 Principles of Economics4 
BUS 106 Introduction to Business Applications1 BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 
BUS 130 or 100M Business Problem Solving3 GES 125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4 
GES 130 Christianity Western Culture4 GES 160 Inquiry Seminar3 
GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 
  Political Science Area Choice 3 
 14 3 18 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
THE 201 Christian Theology3Elective 3POS 211 The Political Quest3 
MAT 207M Statistical Analysis3 Business course2 4 
Business course2 4 Economics elective (ecluding ECO200) 3 
THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
  Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 
 13 3 14-17 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BUS 326 Business Information Systems3Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3POS 306 Public Administration3 
Business course2 4 Political Science area choice 3 
Political Science area choice 3 BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
Second Language (S) course1 4 MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
World Cultures (U) course or elective 3 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3 
 17 3 15 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
POS 499 Senior Seminar4Interim Off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Business course2 4 Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3 Electives 4 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 Comparative Systems (G) course 3 
BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
  Internship Preparation3  
  TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 14 0 13-16 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 or OT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
TL 566A Professional Internship A1.5 TL 566B Professional Internship B1.5 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13.5 3 13.5 
Total Credits 163-169

This program assumes a student will use MAT 207M to meet the general education Mathematics requirement.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.

The scheduling of Seminary courses may vary. Please use this academic plan for illustrative purposes only. 

B.A. in Business and Political Science to M.A. in Ministry 2019-2020: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
POS 100 or 202U American Politics and Government or Introduction to International Relations3GES 147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4MAT 207M Statistical Analysis3 
BUS 106 Introduction to Business Applications1 BIB 101 Introduction to the Bible3 
BUS 130 or 100M Business Problem Solving3 GES 244 Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774 
GES 145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 GES 140 Introduction to Wellbeing3 
ECO 201 Principles of Economics4   
 15 4 13 
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
GES 246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4Elective 3POS 211 The Political Quest3 
Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1 Business course2 4 
Business course2 4 Economics elective (excluding ECO200) 3 
Political Science area choice 3 Laboratory Science (D) course 4 
Second Language (S) course 4   
 16 3 14 
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
BUS 326 Business Information Systems3Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3POS 306 Public Administration3 
Business course2 4 Political Science area choice 3 
Political Science area choice 3 BIB 260 The Life and Teachings of Jesus3 
World Cultures (U) course 3 MIN 200 Foundations of Ministry3 
Elective 3 THE 263 Christian Social Ethics3 
  Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3 
 16 3 15-18 
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
POS 499 Senior Seminar4Interim off Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3BT 510 Hermeneutics3
Business course2 3 THE 311 Early Church to Reformation Theology in Global Perspective3TS 512 Systematic Theology I: God the Creator3
Comparative Systems (G) course 3 BIB 265 The Life and Teachings of Paul3 
Science, Technology and Society (K) course 3 MIN 320 Spiritual and Faith Formation3 
Cross-Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Internship Preparation3 0 
SP 001 Formation Assessments0 TL 001 Vocational Assessments0 
 13-16 0 12 6
Fifth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits 
NT 516 New Testament Survey: Narratives, Letters, and Revelation3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5OT 516 Old Testament Survey: Law, Prophets and Writings3 
TS 513 Systematic Theology II: God the Redeemer3Elective (DE Course) Concentration Course 1.5NT 518 or OT 518 New Testament: Exegetical Explorations or Old Testament: Exegetical Explorations3 
ML 523 Introduction to Transformational Leadership: Theory and Practice in Global Perspective3 GS 780 Senior Integrative Seminar3 
TL 563A Professional Internship A1 TL 563B Professional Internship B1 
GS 001 Graduate Research Seminar0 Elective (CP510) Concentration Course 3 
Elective (ML615) Concentration Course 3   
 13 3 13 
Total Credits 159-165

This program assumes a student will use MAT 207M to meet the general education Mathematics requirement.

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.

The scheduling of Seminary courses may vary. Please use this academic plan for illustrative purposes only. 

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